By John Schaffner
We have been doing “Coffee with the Editor” in Port Clinton for quite a while. A couple of weeks ago, Oak Harbor Mayor Quintin Babcock attended one of our sessions in downtown Port Clinton. We challenged him to set up a session in Oak Harbor, and he did it! Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. at Evolved Coffee Shop. See you there.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making a pair of visits to Ottawa County this month. They will be at the Holiday Inn Express on SR 53 N. from noon to 6 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 18. They will also be at the Zion United Methodist Church in Graytown on Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. Give blood, save a life.
Cary Ahten is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. He was chosen from among 77 entries who successfully found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Carter Lumber on Page 3B in The Beacon last week. So, Cary wins a $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we generally hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning the contest.
Do you or someone you know do the following: Make excuses why they haven’t achieved their goals; Blame, Complain, and Defend; Struggle making good decisions or cooperating with others; Responds badly in stressful or everyday situations? Learn how E + R = O can help! Port Clinton School District Staff & Students are learning the basics of culture.
The same culture change that led The Ohio State Buckeyes to a National Championship with their third string quarterback can help you, your business and organization. The entire school district staff and students use R Factor training and it has been making an impact on the school culture. Port Clinton School District would like to extend this to parents and the community and will host the training on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Port Clinton High School in room 217. Seating is limited so RSVP is required at www.pccsd.net/oct22.
The annual Fall Festival at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St. in Port Clinton will be held this Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The event will feature 47 artists, crafters and businesses. All merchandise must be new or crafted and no “flea market” or “garage sale” items. The ladies of the church will have a bake sale and a lunch of sandwiches, soups, salad bar and pies. Also featured are 17 themed baskets. Tickets for the baskets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing is at 2 p.m. and the winners do not need to be present.
Bistro 163 is hosting a “Shrimp Boil” this Saturday, Oct. 19 from 4-6 p.m. They request a donation of $30 or two for $50 for a menu that includes shrimp, baby red potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and beverage. Call 419-734-9887 or stop in for tickets.
Mid County EMT Association will host a Chicken Barbecue this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul UCC at 165 Toussaint St., Oak Harbor. Your $9 donation gets you a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert. For tickets, contact Devin Seslar at 419-607-9422 or call Mid-County EMS Station at 419-898-9422.
The office of Dr. Patrick Reineck at 232 E. Second Street in Port Clinton is accepting donations of small, new stuffed animals to be used to comfort children during EMS rides for the local EMS. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 1.
The Port Clinton Rotary Club will host their 10th Annual Rotary Pizza Challenge this Tuesday Oct. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery.
This Monday, Oct. 21, at noon, Magruder Hospital will host an educational luncheon in the Conference Center. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will present a Medicare Update for 2020. The program will go over Original Medicare (including Parts A & B, Supplemental Insurances and Part D) as well as Medicare Advantage plans. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to complete Medicare Part D comparisons.
Anyone who is interested in having a comparison done should bring their new Medicare card and a list of their medications, including dosage and how often taken. This luncheon is part of a monthly education series in the hospital’s conference center, which features a different topic and speaker each month. The luncheon series is open to the public and the cost is $6. The program is free if you do not wish to have lunch. An RSVP for the October program is required by noon on Friday, Oct. 18, by calling 419-732-4061.
The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will have a book and gift fair in the hospital’s main lobby on Monday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Magruder Auxiliary, contact Auxiliary & Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131 Ext. 3256. And for more information about education programs, screenings and events, go to the Magruder website at www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.
Magruder Hospital’s monthly Cancer Support Group will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. Meeting on the 4th Wednesday each month, this support group is for anyone who has been impacted by cancer. There is a complimentary light lunch provided, so please RSVP to 419-301-4317 by Monday, Oct. 21 if at all possible.
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